Mr Lean Peng Cheah


Mr LP Cheah MBBS (Hons 1st) FRACS MRCS (England) is a Specialist General Surgeon and Endoscopist. He graduated from the University of Melbourne as the top medical student in 1997 and completed his surgical training in both England and Australia. He has been working as a consultant general surgeon since 2006.

Mr LP Cheah regularly performs the following procedures:

  • Hernia Repairs – Inguinal, Paraumbilical, Ventral, Incisional/Portsite (over 2000 cases)
  • Colonoscopy (including treatment of haemorrhoids and other anal conditions) & gastroscopy (over 5000 cases) 
  • Haemorrhoids - Banding
  • Minor plastic surgical procedures including skin cancer excisions, local flap repairs, skin grafts; excision of lipomas/sebaceous cysts
  • Hand surgery – Carpal tunnel, Dupuytren’s, Trigger finger
  • Pilonidal sinus surgery – minimally invasive technique(own modification of the Bascom operation), Modified Karydakis
  • Ingrown toenail surgery, Varicose vein surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Vasectomy, circumcision, scrotal cyst, varicocele
  • Cryotherapy for skin cancer and solar keratoses
  • Breast surgery (lump, cyst, breast cancer, inverted nipple correction)
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Appendicectomy - Laparoscopic/Open, Drainage of abscess
  • Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Camera Study) 


Problems Mr LP Cheah commonly sees include:

  • Rectal bleeding including haemorrhoids; positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT); screening for bowel cancer; perianal pain; diverticular disease
  • Rectal bleeding including haemorrhoids; positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT); screening for bowel cancer; perianal pain; diverticular disease
  • Pilonidal sinus disease; painful lump(abscess)
  • Hernias - inguinal hernia, umbilical/paraumbilical/anterior abdominal wall hernia, incisional hernia(including hernias at laparoscopic port sites), hernia seen on ultrasound; groin pain
  • Gallstones
  • Skin cancers - squamous cell cancer, basal cell cancer, melanoma; precancerous skin condition such as solar keratoses and elastoses
  • Skin lumps - lipoma, sebaceous cyst, ganglion, wart, painful corn, soft tissue tumour (dermatofibroma, neurofibroma, schwannoma, angioleiomyoma, syringoma, pilomatrixoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, Merkel cell cancer, sweat gland tumour, hidradenoma)
  • Vasectomy, Circumcision, Scrotal cyst, Varicocele
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Breast lump, nipple discharge, breast pain/mastalgia, breast cancer
  • Inverted nipple - Surgical eversion
  • Thyroid - Goitre, nodule seen on ultrasound, tumour, thyroid cancer
  • Varicose vein , leg ulcers, ischaemic toe



Mr LP Cheah is committed to providing excellent care for his patients. His caring approach is appreciated by patients and their families.

Please ring the rooms directly for an appointment. A referral letter from your general practitioner is required. Please bring along all the relevant results of tests already performed (eg Ultrasound/CT films and copy of the radiology reports or blood test results). For patients who have seen Dr LP Cheah before, a new referral is needed if it has been more than 12 months since the date of the original referral letter.

Telehealth consults via Skype is also available in some situations.


General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Breast
  • Rural
  • Skin Melanoma
  • Trauma
  • Upper Gastrointestinal-Hepatopancreatobiliary
  • Colorectal
  • Endocrine
  • Hand
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Phlebology
Professional Associations
  • Fellow - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member - Royal College of Surgeons(England)
  • Foundation Member - Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand(BreastSurgANZ)
  • Member - Academy of Surgical Educators
  • Honorary Fellow - University of Melbourne
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia(GESA) - Conjoint Committee Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy(Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy) 
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
The Clinic Footscray,91 Paisley St John Fawkner Private, MitchamPvt, Echuca & Seymour, VIC, 3000, AustraliaF: 03 9689 6008E:
John Fawkner Private Hospital Consulting Rooms275 Moreland Rd, COBURG, , 3058, AustraliaP: (+61) 3 93852285F: (+61) 3 93869763E: